HUNTINGDON Library is set to move to the rear of the town's police station next year. It will allow the demolition of the building in Princes Street, which opened in 1971. However, Cambridgeshire County Council promises the library will re-open on its present site in 2008 in a high quality building with better facilities. Huntingdon and Godmanchester Civic Society says the 1971 building is one of the few pieces of late-20th century architecture in the town worth retaining. News that the Huntingdonshire Records Office will also move from its location in Grammar School Walk, near the Cromwell Museum, to purpose-built accommodation in the new library building will be welcomed by Huntingdonshire Local History Society. The new library will be part of a £30million redevelopment scheme for the county council's offices in Princes Street and George Street, including a new combined courts complex due to open next year. It will house the county court, currently in George Street, the magistrates' court, which sits in the 18th century Huntingdon Town Hall and, for the first time, a part-time crown court. The town has not had a higher criminal court since assizes and quarter sessions were abolished in the late 1960s to make way for crown courts. Richard Meredith, secretary of the civic society, said the present library building should be listed as being of architectural importance, unless the county planned a high quality replacement.